Person of Interest: Season Two Ratings

CBS TV show Person of Interest ratingsLast season, Person of Interest actually grew in the ratings. After looking like it was headed for cancellation, the numbers came back up and even hit a series high in March. Will the ratings keep growing or will they fall again? We’ll have to wait and see.

The second season of Person of Interest typically airs on Thursday nights at 9pm on the CBS network. The cast includes Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman, and Taraji P. Henson.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Person of Interest is going to be cancelled or renewed for season three.

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Final season averages: 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 14.41 million total viewers.

Episode 02-22: Thursday, 05/09/13
2.4 in the demo (0% change) with 13.16 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 14.41 million.

Episode 02-21: Thursday, 05/02/13
2.4 in the demo (0% change) with 12.96 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.92 in the demo with 14.47 million.

Episode 02-20: Thursday, 04/25/13
2.4 in the demo (-11% change) with 13.22 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 2.94 in the demo with 14.54 million.

Episode 02-19: Thursday, 04/04/13
2.7 in the demo (-7% change) with 14.57 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.97 in the demo with 14.61 million.

UPDATE: Person of Interest has been renewed for a third season by CBS.

Episode 02-18: Thursday, 03/14/13
2.9 in the demo (+4% change) with 14.34 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.99 in the demo with 14.62 million.

Episode 02-17: Thursday, 03/07/13
2.8 in the demo (-3% change) with 14.57 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.99 in the demo with 14.63 million.

Episode 02-16: Thursday, 02/21/13
2.9 in the demo (-3% change) with 14.22 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 3.01 in the demo with 14.64 million.

Episode 02-15: Thursday, 02/14/13
3.0 in the demo (-3% change) with 14.87 million (0% change).
Season averages: 3.01 in the demo with 14.66 million.

Episode 02-14: Thursday, 02/07/13
3.1 in the demo (-3% change) with 14.88 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 3.01 in the demo with 14.65 million.

Episode 02-13: Thursday, 01/31/13
3.2 in the demo (-3% change) with 15.71 million (0% change).
Season averages: 3.01 in the demo with 14.63 million.

Episode 02-12: Thursday, 01/10/13
3.3 in the demo (-3% change) with 15.67 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.99 in the demo with 14.54 million.

CBS TV show ratingsEpisode 02-11: Thursday, 01/03/13
3.4 in the demo (+17% change) with 16.23 million (+15% change).
Season averages: 2.96 in the demo with 14.44 million.

Episode 02-10: Thursday, 12/13/12
2.9 in the demo (0% change) with 14.08 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.92 in the demo with 14.26 million.

Episode 02-09: Thursday, 12/06/12
2.9 in the demo (0% change) with 14.18 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.92 in the demo with 14.28 million.

Episode 02-08: Thursday, 11/29/12
2.9 in the demo (-7% change) with 14.43 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.92 in the demo with 14.29 million.

Episode 02-07: Thursday, 11/15/12
3.1 in the demo (+7% change) with 14.57 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.93 in the demo with 14.27 million.

Episode 02-06: Thursday, 11/08/12
2.9 in the demo (0% change) with 14.87 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 14.23 million.

Episode 02-05: Thursday, 11/01/12
2.9 in the demo (0% change) with 13.66 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 14.10 million.

Episode 02-04: Thursday, 10/25/12
2.9 in the demo (+4% change) with 14.03 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 14.21 million.

Episode 02-03: Thursday, 10/18/12
2.8 in the demo (-7% change) with 13.93 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 14.26 million.

Episode 02-02: Thursday, 10/04/12
3.0 in the demo (+3% change) with 14.58 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.95 in the demo with 14.43 million.

Episode 02-01: Thursday, 09/27/12
2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 14.28 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 14.28 million.

Compared to its series premiere a year ago, the show was down by 7% in the demo (vs a 3.1 rating) but up by 8% in viewers (vs 13.33 million). This was Person of Interest’s best demo since April and best viewership since late March.


Reference point: The first season of Person of Interest averaged a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 13.31 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you still like the Person of Interest TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?

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116 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. jo vance says

    please don’tt cancel person of interest, it is by far the most interesting, and surprising show on tv. Wonderful performances by all the cast, exceptional writers who are willing to take a risk, and the most gorgeous man on tv.

  2. Pat says

    This is my favorite show. Thursdays at 9 PM are sacrosanct–no calls, no interruptions, nothing. I watch this show. I DVR it and watch it again. I watch the repeats. I love this show. The acting, writing, editing, directing are all phenomenal. And the music is amazing, both the score and the songs that often play under important scenes. Truly this is the best show on television and should under no circumstances be cancelled.

  3. Roland E. says

    Honestly, the first season I watched it for the actors and the whole idea it was setting up. I didn’t think it was great early on but it got far better and is still improving. At the water cooler it gets high praise where I work and I would be very disappointed if it is canceled.

  4. Merl says

    We love this show. There may be violence but it leads to good. How many shows are like this???
    We are getting disgusted with CBS for canceling the good shows. We also liked Vegas and that is gone!!!
    Surely the ratings need to be reviewed in another manner. Why would a filthy show like Two and a half Men be on yet and others are being cancelled? Come on CBS get decent shows on that teens can watch with their parents!!!

    • Linda says

      ABSOLUTELY AGREE with ALL of Merl’s comments! Person of Interest is one of the best shows on TV today – it would be a crime to cancel it!

  5. murray says

    Another great show,just love the story lines and great actors,NYC,what a great place to make a TV show,keep it coming.

  6. Mike says

    This is one of the best shows I have ever seen. The actors and the characters are interesting, the plot twists are wonderful and the photography is excellent. It is a good blend of action and story line.

  7. POI Obsessed says

    This is the best show I’ve every watched. I am on the edge of my seat every episode. Why there is even a hint of cancellation talk is beyond me! Please CBS, don’t be stupid like NBC which for no real apparent reason will cancel a show after only 2 or 3 episodes instead of allowing the viewing audience a chance to get hooked. I got hooked on POI the first time I watched it and everybody I talk to about it feels the same way. It is so awesome. If there is a chance it will get cancelled then please move it to one of the sister networks on cable before doing that. Look at what happened with the show Monk. ABC was going to cancel it then moved it to USA and it was a major hit winning award after award.

  8. william sanders says

    Best of the Best show , but it seldom seems to matter .No one has ever asked me in 50 years at I watch and it never seems to matter .

  9. The Swede says

    I don’t know what kind of TV shows you have in the US.. But I can honestly say it’s the best show in Sweden!

    Hopeful viewer!

  10. Brian Fraser says

    I watch almost every cop show or drama on the air currently and the many from the past. PERSON OF INTEREST is without a doubt the best of the best, and should without a second thought be renewed for many seasons to come. This is quality television at its very finest.

    Brian C. Fraser

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